Counter Terrorism Bill
Asked if the Prime Minister’s comments at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) meant that there would be no major concessions to the Counter Terrorism Bill, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that the Prime Minister had been clear at PMQs and that he had also been clear last week. There was a strong case for moving [...]
Asked how satisfied the Prime Minister was with the current line up of Government Ministers and if there could be a reshuffle either after the local elections or in the summer, the PMS said that the Prime Minister was very satisfied with his Ministers and that journalists would not expect a comment on reshuffle speculation. Asked [...]
Prime Minister’s Speech to the Institute of Directors
Put that the Prime Minister had mentioned a President Sarkozy letter in his speech, the PMS said that we hoped to be able to release, if not the actual letter itself, the main content of that letter later today. The main issue that we had been working on with the French had been to put [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister had watched the European Championship game between Manchester United and Barcelona last night, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had watched some of the game last night. Asked if the Prime Minister would be going to watch the final in Moscow, the PMS said that we had only found out [...]
Asked repeatedly if the Prime Minister had known in 2007 that there would be losers if the 10p tax rate was scrapped, the PMS said that when you undertook a tax reform of this kind you would have a reasonable idea of what the impact would be and that was something that the Prime Minister [...]
Put that the Prime Minister had sort of apologised last week and asked if this meant there had been a change in his style, the PMS said that, as the Prime Minister had been saying today, of all the hundreds of decisions he took each week, it was difficult to put every single one exactly [...]
Asked if he could recall the last time the Prime Minister admitted that he made a mistake as he did this morning, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) replied that he did not have the exact words in his head, but he remembered similar issues arising relating to the 75p increase in pensions a few years [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister personally intervened to stop prisoners getting a pay rise, the PMS replied that as the Prime Minister said in his interview this morning, he was made aware of this yesterday, discussed it with Jack Straw, and they both agreed that the right thing to do was to look at all [...]
Institure of Directors Speech
Asked about tomorrow’s speech, the PMS replied that the speech would be quite wide-ranging, and the Prime Minister would be talking about issues relating to globalisation and how the UK commonly responded to that. He would be stressing the importance of making the case for an open and inclusive form of globalisation, and he would [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister would be voting tomorrow, the PMS replied that this was a question for his political colleagues, but his understanding was that the Prime Minister would be voting. Asked for the Prime Minister’s view about Newcastle City Council’s view that Lord Laidlaw was an unsuitable person to be a sponsor of a [...]
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